Sandra Reyes, Esquire currently serves as the EEO/AA/Diversity and Employee Relations Administrator for the State of Delaware. She reports directly to Delaware’s first Chief Diversity and Employment Director.
In her current role, she assists state agencies with their EEO/AA need, with a strong focus on disability rights and the Americans with Disabilities Act. She provides support and evaluative guidance on matters related to Equal Employment Opportunity to state employees and managers. She provides ADA education, diversity and inclusion training and conflict resolution training.
She participates on Delaware’s Employment First Commission. This Commission was legislatively created in 2013. Delaware is an Employment First State for people with disabilities.
In 2014 she was a team member recipient of the Governor’s Group Excellence Team Award for the Delaware Initiative of “Increasing Employment for Persons with Disabilities: A Better Bottom Line”.
She is a certified training by the Mid-East Regional ADA Leadership Network. Materials used for training included material produced, and/or vetted by Cornell University.
She served in a lead role in development and implementation of statewide policy in the areas of ADA Policy, Gender Identify, Domestic Violence Prevention Policy, Anti-Harassment Policy, and continually participates with updating policy and procedures pertaining to EEO and Civil Rights. Her day to day responsibilities include review, analysis and commenting on pending and changing legislation that impacts employees in all areas of Civil Rights.
Ms. Reyes served as Executive Director for the Delaware Association of Rehabilitation Facilities prior to her current positon within State of Delaware government.
Prior employment with the State of Delaware includes serving as a Deputy Attorney General. She served as ADA liaison for the Attorney General’ office.
She also worked as a staff attorney with the Disabilities Law Program within the Legal Aid Society of Delaware Immediately after graduation from law school.
She received her law degree from Delaware Law School. Her under-graduate degree was awarded from the University of Delaware in Political Science.
She also served as an adjunct instructor for Wesley College’s graduate program and provided instruction in Business Law from 2001 – 20016.
She served as an active part-time mediator for the Philadelphia District office for ten years. Cases that were mediated included ADA lawsuits.
She served as a member of the American Association for Access Equality and Diversity, (AAA-ED), from 2010 - 2017. She presented at the 2015 and 2016 AAA-ED national conferences on diversity, unconscious bias, and micro aggressions. Her presentations including people with disabilities and all areas of EEO discrimination and bias.
She is currently a member of the Delaware and Pennsylvania Bar Associations. She was an active member of the Delaware Association for Conflict Resolution through 2016, and the National Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Managers.
Boards and Commissions that she previously served on include:
- Chairperson of the Architectural Accessibility Board
- Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Advisory Board
- Workforce Investment Board
- State Employees Benefits Advisory Committee
- State Use Commission
- University of Delaware Criminal Justice Advisory Board
- Governor’s Lyme Disease Prevention Task Force Commission (current)